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Gobble Over the Border Burger
This turkey burger will give you an authentic tex-mex feel. The spicy burger is balanced with the mild bean sauce. The whole wheat English muffin introduces a slightly nutty flavor. The inspiration for this recipe was a chicken chili stew that I grew up eating.
1/2 cup fat free refried beans
1/2 cup sour cream
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon cumin powder
2 tablespoons finely chopped Vidalia onion
pinch of salt
pinch of freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
4 tablespoons finely chopped canned green chilies
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon cumin powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 slices sharp cheddar cheese
6 split whole wheat English muffin
6 slices of tomato
6 leafs of green leaf lettuce
To begin, prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover, or preheat a gas grill to medium-high heat.
To prepare the bean sauce: Combine fat free refried beans, sour cream, chili powder, cumin powder, onion, salt and pepper. Mix and set aside.
To prepare burgers: Combine ground turkey, chopped chilies, chili powder, cumin powder, salt and pepper until just combined. Divide the mixture into 6 even patties. When the grill is ready, brush the grill rack with oil and place the patties on the rack, cover, and cook for 5 minutes. Flip the patties, cover, and cook an additional 5 minutes, or until the juices run clear from the center of the patties when pierced. Put the sharp cheddar cheese slices on the burgers and cover the grill for 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted. During the last few minutes of cooking put the split whole wheat English muffins on the rack and toast lightly.
To assemble the â€œgobble over the borderâ€ burger, remove the English muffins and burgers from the grill. Coat the bottom English muffin with the bean sauce, and then place the burger on top of the sauce, followed by a slice of tomato and a leaf of green leaf lettuce. Place the top of the English muffin on top and enjoy!
Makes 6 burgers